© 2014 – Routledge
Higher education is in an unprecedented time of change and reform. To address these challenges, university leaders tend to focus on specific interventions and programs, but ignore the change processes and the contexts that would lead to success. Joining theory and practice, How Colleges Change unmasks problematic assumptions that change agents typically possess and provides research-based principles for approaching change. Framed by decades of research, this monumental book offers fresh insights into understanding, leading, and enacting change. Recognizing that internal and external conditions shape and frame change processes, Kezar presents an overarching practical framework that can be applied to any organizational challenge and context. How Colleges Change is a crucial resource for aspiring and practicing campus leaders, higher education practitioners, scholars, faculty, and staff who want to learn how to apply change strategies in their own institutions.
PART I : Thinking Differently about Change
Chapter 1: Why Change?
Chapter 2: Theories of Change: Some Change Agent Basics
PART II: A Multi-faceted Framework for Understanding Change
Chapter 3: Type of Change
Chapter 4: Creating Deep Change
Chapter 5: Context of Change
Chapter 6: Leadership and Agency of Change
Chapter 7: A Multi-theory Approach to Change
Chapter 8: Change Implementation: Encounters with Resistance and Obstacles
PART III: Challenges for Change Agents in our Time
Chapter 9: Scaling up Changes beyond the Institutional Level
Chapter 10: The Ethics of Change